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Haengjusanseong (Fortress)
As a fortress of soil around the peak of Deogyangsan(Mountain), the mountain fortress is famous as the site of the Battle of Haengju, one of three greatest battles in Imjin War or Japanese invasion of Korea. The fortress also houses a shrine of General Gwon Yul, a monument and museum of the Battle of Haengju and offers a great view of the Han River form the mountain peak. In Particular, Haengjusanseong Fortress offers a great night view that lures photographers from all over the country by temporarily opening its doors at night between July and September.
Address : 89, 15 Beon-gil, Haengju-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-8075-4642
Seooreung (Tombs) [UNESCO Cultural Heritage]
Seooreung refers to a cluster of 5 royal tombs located in this area. Namely, they are Gyeongreung or the tombs of King Deokjong and Queen Sohye, Ikreung or the tomb of Queen Ingyeong, the first wife of King Sukjong, Myeongreung or the tombs of King Sukjong and Queens Inhyeon and Inweon and Hongreung or the tomb of Queen Jeongseong. This area was selected as the site for royal tombs in 1457 based on traditional geomantic principles when King Sejos crown prince or Deokjong died. In addition to these 5 royal tombs, there are Sunchangweon or the tomb of King Myeongjongs crown prince which is the first of its kind in Joseon Dynasty and the tomb of Jang, a famous royal concubine of King Sukjong, who left a lot of historical anecdotes
Address : 334-92, Seooreung-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-2-359-0090
Seosamneung (Tombs) [UNESCO Cultural Heritage]
Seosamneung refers to a cluster of 3 royal tombs located at Weondang-dong, Goyang-si, which are namely Hyoreung, Huireung and Yongreung. Total area of the tombs is about 70,000 pyeong or 21,212. It was Huireung or the tomb of Queen Janggyeong, the second wife of King Jungjong, which was placed at this area for the first time. Originally, the site of the tombs claimed vast area of about 1.3 million pyeong or 39,400. Much of the site was divided leaving only 21,212 today. Half of the site is closed to the public. In addition to these 3 tombs, there are also royal umbilical cords burial sites, tombs of princesses, Sogyeongweon and Hyochangweon etc.
Address : 233-126, Seosamneung-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-962-6009
Bukhansanseong (Fortress)
After it was built during Baekje King Gaeru's rule in 132, it was a ferocious point of struggle for territory and resistance among the three kingdoms : Silla, Goguryeo, Baekje. The final construction of Bukhansanseong was completed during the rule of Sukjong of the Joseon Dynasty in 1711. 90% of Bukhansanseong is in the Goyang jurisdiction.
Address : 375, Daeseomun-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-2-909-0497
Goryeo Gongyangwangneung (Royal Tomb of Goryeo King Gongyang)
As a twin grave of the Goryeo Dynastys last monarch King Gongyang(1389~1392)
and his consort the Sunbi, the royal tomb is best described as modest with simple stoneworks.
Address : Gongyangwang-gil, Deogyanggu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-909-9000
Goyang Hyanggyo (Goyang Confucian School)
As a local school built in the seventh year(1398) of Joseon Dynasty founder King Taejo, the school taught children of ages now suited to junior high and high schools. The school now houses memorial tablets of Confucius and Korean followers, and is used for the annual festival of Confucius and as an education center for ceremonial tea-making.
Address : 33-13, 285beon-gil, Daeyang-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-967-1992
Tomb of General Choi Yeong
This tomb is for Choe, Yeong (1316~1388) the renowned general and loyalist during the late Goryeo Dynasty. He defeated Japanese pirates and the Red Turban Rebellion several times in late Goryeo; however, when Yi Seong-gye was ordered to use his armies to conquer the Liaodong peninsula but decided to return to the capital also known as the Wihwado Retreat, triggering a coup détat. He was falsely accused and beheaded when Joseon Dynasty was founded. Due to his unjust demise, grass would never grow on his grave. His motto, Regard gold as nothing but mere rocks signifies his integrity following his fathers instructions. He devoted his life to the dynasty as a patriot general.
Address : Daeyang-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si (San70-2, Daeja-dong), Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-909-9000
Established by Great Master Monk Wonhyo in Silla Dynasty, the temple houses many historic artifacts, including a wooden sedentary statue of Buddha and a drawing of Buddhist paradise.
Address : 82, Heungguksa-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-2-381-7970~1
Tomb of Prince Seongnyeong
In Daeja-dong, you can find the tomb of the fourth son of King Taejong and grandson of Yi Seong-gye. The burial mound is comparable to those of the tombs of the kings from the Joseon Dynasty, and at the entrance to the tombs is an ancestral shrine. The tomb is particularly worthy of attention because the site was chosen through the process of pungsu-jiri(topography) in order to foster good fortune in the future.
Address : 150, 264beon-gil, Gogol-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si (San 69-1, Daeja-dong), Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-909-9000
Ilsan Bamgasi Choga (Straw-roofed house)
Built around 170 years ago in the latter period of the Joseon Dynasty, the cottage offers a rare glimpse at a traditional house for ordinary citizens of the past. The name comes from the abundance of chestnut trees in the area at the time, and the cottage is best characterized by its unique round-shape roof and an unfloored space in its yard.
Address : 36-7, 105beon-gil, Haetsal-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-908-6776